February 1, 2023

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Right here’s how Sunday’s AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway impacted this week’s Energy Rankings:

1. Kyle Larson – Win quantity eight for Larson places him into the Championship 4 in season primary at Hendrick Motorsports. He dominated Sunday in Texas, main thrice for 256 laps together with the ultimate 218 to proceed his spectacular 2021 season.

Driver Score: 111.4
Playoff Standings: 1st
Earlier Rating: 1st

2. Denny Hamlin – Not the smoothest day for Hamlin, who ended up ending 11th in Texas. That was his worst end of the 2021 Playoffs thus far, and he’s simply 9 factors forward of the cutline.

Driver Score: 109.8
Playoff Standings: third
Earlier Rating: 2nd

3. Ryan Blaney – He has now completed top-10 in seven of the final eight Texas races together with his newest effort a sixth-place outing on Sunday. Blaney is second on the Playoff grid after one race within the Spherical of 8.

Driver Score: 92.1
Playoff Standings: 2nd
Earlier Rating: fifth

4. Chase Elliott – Not the day Elliott had hoped for in Texas but it surely may have been worse. His automotive failed inspection twice earlier than the race, and he began on the rear of the sector. Elliott marched to a seventh-place end, however he’s proper now out of the Playoff quartet.

Driver Score: 100.0
Playoff Standings: fifth
Earlier Rating: third

5. Kyle Busch – A roller-coaster day for Busch with all kinds of challenges however by some means on the finish of all of it he steered his JGR Toyota dwelling to an eighth-place end to remain above the Playoff cutline.

Driver Score: 97.6
Playoff Standings: 4th
Earlier Rating: sixth

6. Brad Keselowski – Consistency continues to pay for Keselowski with a fourth-place Texas end. It was solely his second top-five end within the final 11 races however saved Keselowski in title competition.

Driver Score: 87.9
Playoff Standings: sixth
Earlier Rating: eighth

7. William Byron – Two weeks straight Byron has been in severe competition for the win. He got here up quick on the Roval and did the identical at Texas with a second-place efficiency. It was Byron’s fourth top-two end of 2021.

Driver Score: 96.6
Playoff Standings: eleventh
Earlier Rating: ninth

8. Tyler Reddick – He was aggressive once more Sunday in Texas and positively obtained the eye of a few of his opponents. However Reddick once more discovered himself additionally ending contained in the top-10.

Driver Score: 82.2
Level Standings: 14th
Earlier Rating: tenth

9. Martin Truex Jr. – Contact with Daniel Saurez despatched Truex Jr. into the wall and out of the race. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is now 22 factors under the cutline within the aftermath of Texas

Driver Score: 95.9
Level Standings: seventh
Earlier Rating: sixth

10. Joey Logano – Catastrophe struck for Logano when an engine expired and he left Texas with a 30th place end. It seems as if he’ll must discover a approach to win at both Kansas or Martinsville to maintain his championship hopes alive.

Driver Score: 95.2

Level Standings: eighth
Earlier Rating: 4th

Dropped Out: None


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